Saturday, March 14, 2009


6"x6" oil/hangable panel

Another study. I premixed all colors to avoid blending.


Jala Pfaff said...

LOVE the shape!!!

Loriann Signori said...

I love your new fruit series. I'm curious, when you premixed for this one how many colors did you mix? Did you stray?

brian eppley said...

I did too Jala!

Good question Loriann. I wiped my palette but will try to remember.
I believe the subject was painted in 5 mixed colors all but one was warm. A touch of lemon yellow (cool) was used in the highlight. The backround involves some cool colors. The warm palette consists of cad orange (predominate) cad yellow med. cad. red med. A bit of thaylo blue in dark areas.

For many years I premixed but got away from it when I started plein air work. The idea of mixing paint for an hour only to lose the light and a palette full of paint was not a good prospect.

Did I stray? unfortunately yes on the first one. I got sloppy. On the second one (single version) I stuck to the goal.

Marian Fortunati said...

Love the knifework!!

I never premixed colors until I took Frank's class. I can really see the benefit now and will really work at doing that in my plein air efforts!!

brian eppley said...

Thanks Marian. Good luck with the new approach of premixing. I'll be incorporating it more and more also. Definitely a good way to keep things in perspective, value-temp.-etc..

Thanks again for the great documentation!